John J. Ford

John Jay Ford

Full Name: John Jay Ford, Sr.
Date of birth: February 18, 1874
Date of death: May 16, 1945

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 121 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan
H 121 Feb 26, 1918 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (4) (5)   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan

(1) District 121 comprised of Mitchell, Nolan, and Fisher counties; District 122 comprised of Briscoe, Floyd, Crosby, Garza, Borden, Dawson, Gaines, Andrews, Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Lubbock, Hookley, and Cochran counties, p. 44, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 121 represented by John J. Ford, p. 5. House Journal.
(3) District 122 represented by John J. Ford, p. 144. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) John J. Ford, in special election 9/24/1917, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Edwin R. Spencer, who did not attend 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 36th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Former Legislator of Nolan is Dead," 5/18/1945, p. 6. Died Thursday, 5/17/1945, in Houston. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • J.J. Ford, birth date 2/18/1874, death date 5/16/1945 in Austin, Travis County, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Jay Ford, birth date 2/18/1874; permanent home address in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas; attorney; draft registration 9/12/1918 in Nolan County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • John J. Ford, birth date 2/18/1874, death date 5/16/1945, burial in Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan County. Includes obituary from the Austin American-Statesman, 5/17/1945. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Contingent Expenses  
Military Affairs  
Revenue and Taxation  
35th R.S. - 1917
Liquor Traffic  
Reforms in Civil Procedure  

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